Many medical diseases can cause symptoms that resemble schizophrenia. It’s important for clinicians to rule out these diseases before diagnosing anyone with schizophrenia.
We should not diagnose anyone with schizophrenia unless we’re sure that it’s not something else.
This short lecture describes the lab tests that should be considered as part of the diagnostic evaluation of anyone with persistent symptoms of psychosis.
This lecture was presented on 19 February 2019 to the SZconsult learning community.